• Wednesday Oct 02, 2013

    Mexico tops Uzbekistan in U-17 friendly

    Action from the under-17 international friendly between Mexico (black) and Uzbekistan on October 2, 2013, in Marbella, Spain. (Photo courtesy of theFederación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación)


    MARBELLA, Spain -- Mexico scored two early goals and beat Ukbekistan 2-0 in an under-17 international friendly on Wednesday at the Marbella Football Center.  Both sides used the match as preparation for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup that starts this month in the United Arab Emirates.


    Victor Zuñiga fired a shot into the upper-left corner to give the CONCACAF champion a second-minute lead.


    Nine minutes later, Brandoon Gonzalez made it 2-0, lacing an effort from the right beyond the goalkeeper’s reach.


    Following the break, Zuñiga had two opportunities to add to his goal account, but he struck one attempt wide after a brilliant solo run and the other was saved.


    The Tricolor, which tied the UAE 1-1 on Monday, will close its Spanish camp with a meeting against Ivory Coast on Friday, also in Marbella.

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